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Pearl Morissette "Furie" Cabernet

Francois Morissette is an incredible vigneron who farms approximately 14 hectares in the Niagara Peninsula in Jordan, Ontario. His career in wine began in his early 20s when he spent a year working for Domaine Alain Gras in Saint-Romain, learning about the traditional winemaking methods of the region. Once he moved back to Quebec, he worked towards becoming a sommelier and spent the rest of the 1990s building some of the most ambitious wine lists in both Quebec and Ontario. In 2000 he moved back to France to pursue winemaking full-time. He is classically trained, having worked on the Grand Cru terroirs of Fr�d�ric Mugnier of Chambolle Musigny, Christian Gouges of Domaine Henri Gouges, and Jean-Marc of Domaine Roulot. Further oenological training was also undertaken at L'Universit� de Dijon. After 7 years in Burgundy, he returned to Canada with an eye to make his own wine using the knowledge he gained abroad, and it wasn't long before he found a partner (Mel Pearl, a developer in Toronto) with whom to make it all happen. The estate now owns two vineyards: the 19th Street Vineyard in the Twenty Mile Beach VQA and the Home vineyard which is next to the winery, that is part of the Creek Shore VQA: both farmed organically, though not certified. The Terroir is a combination of Clay, Loam, Silt, Limestone, Iron, and Sand. 2019 Furie is 100% Cabernet Sauvignon from Redfoot Vineyard in Lincoln Lakeshore. It was harvested on November 10th and fermented as 100% destemmed fruit in large concrete tanks. Fermentation by indigenous yeast proceeded steadily and completed by mid-December 2019. The wine was aged in a combination of concrete and large wooden vessels on lees for a total of 8 months.